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The Council's "stamp out vandalism" and "stop, care and report" campaign is picking up momentum

The ball is rolling to stamp out vandalism in our city.

On the weekend, Council received a Facebook message and a photo from resident "Gail" about some destroyed trees on Nicolson Ave near Ramsay Street. 

vandalismThis follows hot on the heels of an announcement last week that the city had won $364,000 to install lights and cameras in Civic Park.

All of this adds impetus to Council's extension of its "stamp out vandalism" project with a "Stop, Care and Report" campaign.

Gail certainly stopped, cared about what she saw and reported it to Council on Sunday. 

Nice work Gail.

The more people that start to stop, care and report will go a long way to raising awareness of this annoying problem in our community.

Those people who mindlessly go around destroying public property will start to realise that the community won't stand for it and will be reporting it, and them, on every occasion.

So now, it is not just Council and police keeping an eye out for these people carrying out these idiotic attacks ... it's fast becoming the whole community.

Be warned!

Gail's report has been sent direct to the relevant Council department and to the police. All of these reports are kept and used when Council applies for funding for more security measures around the city and to also work with police and government authorities to devise further strategies to deal with this problem at the root cause.

Facebook isn't, however, the first choice for reporting these incidents. To get more immediate action, incidents of vandalism to public property can be reported to Council via the My Local Services app, by email council@whyalla.sa.gov.au  or by calling Council on 8640 3444. See more details below.

IF YOU NEED TO REPORT SOMETHING:

Download My Local Services App                       

Residents can make complaints, report issues and give feedback on Council-controlled matters by downloading the My Local Services app  http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=4099  on your phone or tablet.

Download the FREE app and press the “report it” button to bring up an easy-to-fill-out form. You can also include pictures with this form. This app has many other features, like a message system to remind you to put your bins out, to keep you informed on many council services and news.

Alternatively you can use the customer enquiry form on our wwww.whyalla.sa.gov.au website or email direct council@whyalla.sa.gov.au. You can also come into the Civic Building offices during business hours or call 8640 3444 any time of the day.

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